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Francis Edward Harris


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Francis Edward Harris Obituary
May 7, 1942 - January 19, 2016 Francis (Frank) Harris, 73, passed away on January 19, 2016. One of five sons of the late Wright Harris II and the late Kathryn Harris, he was the beloved husband of Gail Harris and the loving father of Monica Harris-Blanco. He leaves behind, as well, his son-in-law Joe Blanco; his grandson Dominic Blanco; and his brothers Wright (Gene) Harris lll, Michael Harris, Roger Harris, and Anthony (Tony) Harris. Frank served his country for 30 years. During his stint with the U.S. Air Force, he was stationed in Korea.  After returning to civilian life, he worked as a counselor with the Job Corps in Pleasanton, California, helping young people with career decisions.  In 1972, he joined the police force in Oakland, CA. Later, while working for the U.S. government, he served as a special agent with the FAA, eventually retiring from Homeland Security.  He loved his job, traveled the world, and made many lasting friendships.  He loved music, collecting hundreds of albums, mostly jazz, blues, and R&B.  More than anything, though, he loved people and amassed a world of friends.  At his request, there will be no funeral service.  Instead, a Celebration of Life will be held from 1 pm to 3 pm on Saturday, July 2, 2016, in the Madeo Room of the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in San Pedro, CA.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 4 to May 7, 2016
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